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'No mere mortal can resist' Lexington's Thriller parade

Josh James

A beloved Halloween season tradition returns to downtown Lexington this weekend.

Creatures crawling in search of blood? Check.

Grisly ghouls from every tomb? Check.

That can only mean one thing… it's Thriller.

Hundreds of dancing dead will descend on downtown again on Saturday as the annual Thriller parade takes over Main Street. Mayor Linda Gorton reminded event-goers it’s a tradition that’s gained attention across the country.

"Our Thriller parade is generally listed as one of the top 10 Halloween events in the United States. How cool is that?"
Mayor Linda Gorton

Lexington’s series of Halloween treats get underway early at 4:30 and run through 8:30. The Thriller portion marches down Main at 7:30.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.